Dear Certification Candidate,
It is a pleasure to welcome you to VanderCook College of Music, a private institution dedicated exclusively to the preparation of music teachers. VanderCook has a long, illustrious history of serving the educational needs of all music teachers through a practical, hands-on approach that is rooted in the teaching fundamentals of our founders.
Along with his protégé, H.E. Nutt, Mr. VanderCook emphasized the need for useful and sincere education, which continues to be our aim and inspiration today. We are confident that whether you teach band, choir, strings or general music, you will find something of value in every class you take that will immediately apply to your everyday teaching situations.
During your time with us, please take advantage of the opportunity to share your experiences with music teachers from across the nation and abroad while rejuvenating yourself for the new school year.
We look forward to working with you as you begin your journey to becoming a master of music education in the VanderCook tradition.